A “Prepared Mind” for Alfred Russel Wallace

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Although Wallace receded into the deep recesses of my memory, I had what Pasteur called “the prepared mind.” Source
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The Elephant in the Science Lab

Albert Einstein, ammonia, biochemistry, biology, Carl Woese, Chemistry, DNA, electrical charge, Evolution, H2O, hydrogen, inorganic chemistry, Intelligent Design, Isaac Newton, lipids, macromolecules, model, molecular biology, molecules, oxygen, physics, proteins, purpose, RNA, science, science of purpose, Senses, Tinkertoys, water
I have been seeking to describe the science of purpose. Now it is worth getting down to the basics of what science actually is and how it works. Source
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Reeves: A Rising Star Describes a Biological Revolution

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“Engineers more easily recognize impressive design because they have actually tied to build stuff.” Source
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In His New Book, Denton Shows How Science Leads the Charge to Theism

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In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.” Source
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Watch: Michael Behe Corrects Darwin’s Detour with a Cumulative Case for Intelligent Design

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For thousands of years, the design of life was acknowledged by scientists and non-scientists, philosophers and physicians, religious and non-religious. Source
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Brain Neurons Are “Comparable to a Library”

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It’s one of those occasions in biology (not rare) when the term “intelligent design,” despite other merits, falls flat as a description. Source
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Diatoms, an Evolutionary Mystery, Come into Nano-Focus

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The jewels of the microbial world, when seen with new nano-scale imaging techniques, look like Gothic cathedrals. Source
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